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Just another Saturday night, patroling the streets of Mint Hill

By Charles Kelleher Harris

It’s 10 pm on Saturday night, do you know where your kids are? If you don’t there is a good chance that a member of the Mint Hill Police Department’s night shift knows.

On this particular Saturday they are breaking up an underage party for the second night in a row at the same address.

“This girl is home alone all weekend, her parents are away, so she had a party last night,” explains Officer Kelly, “So we get a noise complaint call.”

All four units respond within minutes to the otherwise quiet, neatly hedged neighborhood.

“All the sudden we pull up and the kids scrambled like cockroaches,” Kelly says. “We had some kids jumping out of windows.”  […]

By |May 8th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Good deeds, History|0 Comments

Mint Hill Arts host new book club

Mint Hill Arts recently announced they will be holding a monthly book club.

“I came up with the idea,” said Mint Hill Arts volunteer Elisabeth Harvey.

During some of her down time at Mint Hill Arts, Harvey began reading.

“I was reading a book about the history of the

Impressionists, The Judgment of Paris, by Ross King,” Harvey explained, […]

By |April 30th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts, Good deeds, History|0 Comments

Common Cupboard Golf Classic returns

Nonprofit fundraiser helps feed local neighbors in need
Fore! The nonprofit Common Heart will host its 5th annual Common Cupboard Golf Classic Monday, June 8 to raise money for the food pantry.

The Common Cupboard pantry feeds local families in need, averaging about 500 families a month. In 2014,  Common Cupboard provided a week’s worth of food to more than 22,000 people representing almost 7,000 households across Union County, Matthews, Mint Hill and southeast Charlotte.
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By |April 4th, 2015|Around Town, Arts, Featured Posts|0 Comments

Charlotte Water, Mecklenburg County Living In Communities present at Mint Hill board meeting

By Andrew Startk

Heidi Pruess, the Community Plan and Sustainability Officer for Mecklenburg County, and Barry Gullett, the Director of Charlotte Mecklenburg Utilities, made lengthy presentations to the Mint Hill Board of Commissioners at their meeting on Thursday, Feb. 10.

Gullet presented a plan for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Utilities to transition its name into Charlotte Water.

“We want to promote a better image of drinking water,” he said. “Charlotte Water will incorporate ground and drinking water and we want to make the name change, but we will not be wasteful. When we order new materials we will use Charlotte Water and you will soon see Charlotte Water trucks around and people wearing uniforms with the new logo.”
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By |February 21st, 2015|Around Town, Featured Posts, Good deeds, History|0 Comments